JAILED FOR ELEVEN FALSE RAPE CLAIMS
Victims targeted because she didn’t like them
A COMPULSIVE liar who made ELEVEN false claims that she was raped has been jailed.
Elizabeth Jones, 22, made her first false claim in 2004 when she was aged just 13.
And in 2009 she was given a 10-month detention and training order for a similar offence.
Between 2005 and 2007 she had made eight other allegations, which police investigated, but she did not face court proceedings.
Jones’ latest victim was arrested and quizzed for nine hours before being released without charge.
Police launched an investigation after Jones, of Southampton, Hants, got a friend to report she had been assaulted.
She later went to the police station for a medical examination and repeated her allegation.
Prosecuting, Jennie Rickman revealed to Southampton Crown Court that a man was arrested but he denied the rape allegation.
Detectives later viewed CCTV covering part of the house in which Jones claimed to have been attacked.
The video did not support her story as it showed she was not forcibly taken there.
Ms Rickham said: “There is a history of her making false allegations of this nature and this is the 11th incident.
“Police had to take her allegation seriously and carried out an appropriate investigation.
“She was later arrested and accepted she had lied about being raped.
“She said she did it because she did not like him.”
Jones admitted to attempting to pervert the course of justice and was sentenced for 16 months.
Judge Derwin Hope said the offence was not only serious because of “the terrible emotional experience” the man she accused had to endure, but also because it struck at the heart of the criminal justice system.
Defending, Megan Topliss said Jones had a disturbed childhood and had been affected by the impact of being in care.